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Download of the day: Firefox 3.0.3 (All platforms)

Didn't take long to release new version.

Firefox version 3.0.3 has been released. This version fix the known issues and brings stability to product.

New in Firefox 3.0.3

a) Fixed a problem where users were unable to retrieve saved passwords or save new passwords

b) Fixed several security issues.

c) Fixed several stability issues.

d) Fixed several hangs and crashes that occurred when using screen readers.

e) Fixed Mac-specific issues and much more.

Download Firefox 3.0.3

Grab latest version here.

Download of the day: Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1

Mozilla has released Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1 - code named Shiretoko Alpha 1 and is now available for download.

New features

=> Web standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine
=> Text API for the <canvas> element
=> Support for using border images
=> Support for JavaScript query selectors
=> Several improvements to the Smart Location Bar
=> A new tab switching behavior

=> Download Linux version here.

You may also find my step by step easy instructions on how to install the Firefox browser under Linux useful.

Awesome job!


(Fig.01: The Mozilla team at Download Day [Photo courtesy of Clare Bayley])

Firefox 3 was downloaded 8,349,074 times between 2:16 p.m. ET Tuesday and 2:16 p.m. ET Wednesday.

=> Over 8 million — way to go!

Firefox 3 World Record

FANS of the Mozilla Firefox web browser were attempting to set a world record for the most downloads of a software program in 24 hours. And guess what - we almost did it! It just took five hours to download over 1.6 million copies to get rid of old download record set by Firefox 2.

The offical body of Guinness World Records is yet to approve and announce the record attempt. However, you can go ahead and flaunt it by downloading and printing your very own personalized Firefox 3 Download Day certificate.

From the official blog:

We are currently serving almost 9,000 downloads a minute, which puts us on track to achieve 5-7 million downloads our first day of general availability. To put some more color behind what's been happening on this historic day:

  1. We exceeded the first day download mark for Firefox 2 of 1.6 million after just five hours of availability for Firefox 3.
  2. Net Applications is already reporting a 300% positive change in Firefox 3 market share worldwide just today.

Well done everyone and soon there will be a new World Record :D

Firefox 3.0 has been released and available for immediate download. Mozilla foundation is aiming to set a world record for the most downloads in 24 hours. IE's lack of compliance with web standards and security issue made Firefox more popular among the techsavy / geek users.

For past 34 month Mozilla engineers have been working and perfecting Firefox v3.0. Now almost 15% of Internet users surf the web with Firefox. Mozilla Foundation aims to try and set a world record for the most downloads in a day. It needs to beat its own record set by Firefox version 2.0. It was downloaded 1.6 million times in Oct-2006. The attempt to break the record will begin at 10:30PM IST (10:00am PDT i.e. 17:00 GMT). Good Luck, Mozilla Team!

Download FireFox Final Version 3.0 For Windows / Linux / Mac OS X

Firefox 3.0 in Action

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 picture / photo
(Fig.01: Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Picture / Screenshot [Click to Enlarge image])

Firefox final 3 working plugins:

Following plugins working without any problems :)

  • Google toolbar
  • Stumble upon toolbar
  • No script plugin
  • Firefox adblock plug and few others

Related: How to Install FireFox version 3.0 tar.gz file under Linux operating system.